Internship Opportunities 


As part of our mission to prepare future citizen service leaders, Horseshoe Farm offers internship and elective rotation opportunities to medical students, medical residents, health professions students, and other graduate and undergraduate students who have the potential to help see and build a better future with tomorrow's communities.

Elective Rotations for Medical/Allied Health Students

Horseshoe Farm works with medical students, medical residents, health professions students, and other graduate students interested in learning about innovative community health and education programs, biopsychosocial approaches to care, non-profit initiatives, and community service leadership.

Rotating students and residents have the opportunity to work in clinical settings with Dr. Dorsey and his colleagues.  These experiences are complemented by opportunities to learn about and serve in Horseshoe Farm's community based programs for seniors, adults, and children.  Clinical experiences include geriatric and adult inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient mental health programs. Experiences at Horseshoe Farm include service in innovative support, day, and housing programs for seniors and adults, and tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment programs for children.

Through their experiences, students gain a greater understanding of how clinical practice and community based work can be blended to improve health outcomes, improve quality of life, improve population health, and strengthen local communities. They also learn about community based non-profit work, innovative approaches to supporting vulnerable adults and children, biopsychosocial models of care, team approaches to care, and rural healthcare.

Comfortable shared housing in Greensboro is available to students and residents.

Please email to inquire about available spots and scheduling.

Undergraduate Internships and Service Learning

In addition to our unique 1 year "Gap Year" Fellowship, Horseshoe Farm offers 6-12 week undergraduate internships in fall, winter, spring, and summer for students interested in future work in medicine, public and community health, psychology, education, and community service leadership. In addition, we offer a shorter, 3-4 week internship in January for interested students.

Project Horseshoe Farm also works with several colleges and universities on service learning projects including a pioneering remote tutoring program that allows children in Horseshoe Farm's after school programs to receive more than 50 hours per week of one-on-one help in math and reading from top students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Auburn University, and the University of Alabama (UA).

For more information or to apply, please email The application for the internship has a rolling deadline.  We suggest sending in your application at least two months prior to your desired start date because spaces are limited.